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Has Anyone Else Had Their Va Disability Claim File Flagged By A Congress Person?

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#1 retiredat44


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:54 AM

Has anyone else had their VA disability claim file flagged by a congress person? I did everything i could to get my claim going, After I contacted my congressman asking them to see why my claim hasn't moved since DRO hearing in 2010 (I gave my congressman's office, a two page letter telling them everything from beggining to end..), my congressman's office sent me a letter. The letter says, to the effect, my VA disability claim file is flagged to check it's status in a few months.

Back in April 2012, I sent the VA claims regional office a paper, a request, begging the advance my claim because of serious health issues.... basically, I am suffering form a terminal disease, incurable, prone to hospitalizations, and at any time I could become too ill and sick to care for myself, or even die.. and that I would like and need my claim to move forward before I become too sick to fight for the benefits for my family and myself.., I asked it to be a 'hardship claim'.

I have done everything possible to give them info they already had but ignored..

Has anyone else gone through their congressman's office, and if so, what happened?


btw, the surgeons gave me a prognosis for my necrotizing pancreatitis,, thrombosis, etc... it said: 'poor'
I was given a list of the disease and the prognosis of each.. at the time of hospital discharge.
I was told if I get one more infection they will remove my pancreas. They cannot operate on it, or take part of it.. because it is too diseased..

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

Retired, I am sorry to write that most of the time they just do a cursory check and pass it along to you, rather than any real advocacy on your behalf.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

I personally had a success using my congressman. As soon as I wrote him I was facing eviction and extreme financial hardship my claim was flagged congressional inquiry within 1 week. I also sent supporting documents. My claim was at the 18 month mark with it being in prep for decision for 7 months of that time. They had no intention of deciding it any time soon. Once they received the evidence along with the congressional letter my claim was sent to St. Louis to be expedited. Within 1 month I had a decision and retro pay. My success is not the standard, but it did work for me. Its your claim no one elses keep on them and don't settle for the scripted responses they give. Demand answers use every resource available to you. Contact a Vet Rep. Contact your congressman again.